Sea Turtles of Dominica (aggregated per 1-degree cell)

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Original provider: Jacob Levenson Dataset credits: Data provider Dominica Sea Turtle Conservation Organization Originating data center Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT) Project partner This project has been funded, in part, by grants from International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). IFAW has been instrumental in the progress of sea turtle conservation on Dominica. Through direct funding of the program and through marine mammal conservation and education in Dominica as part of the Floating Classroom program. A program focused on the conservation of whale species through out the worlds oceans. Project sponsor or sponsor description A grant from Disney's Friends for Change Project Green program gave the satellite tagging program the funding to get off the ground as part of the DomSeTCo/IFAW Floating Classroom Program. Abstract: Dominica Sea turtle Conservation Organization, originally started as ROSTI, has been focused on sea turtle conservation in Dominica. A small island in the Caribbean, Dominica has several sea turtle species nesting on it's beaches. Leatherbacks have been the main focus due tp poaching on the island of adults and nests. DomSeTCO supports patrollers on the main leatherback nesting beaches and has initiated a sea turtle tour program bringing visitors and locals alike to witness sea turtle nesting events on the island. DomSeTCO also participates in IFAW's Floating Classroom Program, bringing sea turtle conservation to the classroom. Supplemental information: Visit STAT's project page for additional information. This dataset is a summarized representation of the telemetry locations aggregated per species per 1-degree cell.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Levenson J. 2021. Sea Turtles of Dominica. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/890) on yyyy-mm-dd originated from Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool (STAT; http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=773).


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 65e64799-85e3-4467-af5b-ee4812d5cfc3.  OBIS-SEAMAP publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Ocean Biodiversity Information System.


Occurrence; Observation; Occurrence

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

OBIS-SEAMAP Dataset Page http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/890 UTF-8 Interactive map
FGDC Metadata http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/890/xml UTF-8 XML
STAT Project Page http://www.seaturtle.org/tracking/index.shtml?project_id=773 UTF-8 Original web site


Jacob Levenson
  • Owner
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Primary contact
Dominica Sea Turtle Conservation Organization
  • Metadata Provider
  • Distributor
Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab, Duke University
A328 LSRC building
27708 Durham
Satellite Tracking and Analysis Tool

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [14.268, -62.805], North East [51.783, -18.272]

Taxonomic Coverage

Scientific names are based on the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

Species Eretmochelys imbricata (Hawksbill Sea Turtle), Dermochelys coriacea (Leatherback Sea Turtle)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2011-04-30 / 2013-07-10

Project Data

No Description available

Title Sea Turtles of Dominica (aggregated per 1-degree cell)
Funding NA

The personnel involved in the project:

Jacob Levenson
  • Owner

Sampling Methods


Study Extent NA

Method step description:

  1. NA

Collection Data

Collection Name zd_890
Collection Identifier zd_890
Parent Collection Identifier OBIS-SEAMAP

Additional Metadata

marine, harvested by iOBIS

Purpose Not available
Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.env.duke.edu/resource?r=zd_890_1deg